Rotary Youth Exchange Program


Rotary Youth Exchange has a goal to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person to person level and is for high school students, aged 16-18, interested in living and studying abroad for one year.

District 6330 is a member of the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange organization which is an incorporated joint program among 18 Rotary districts located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.


Youth Exchange in St. Marys


The Rotary Club of St. Marys began their involvement with the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in 1972. We have participated in both Inbound and Outbound Exchange Programs and we have sent or received 114 students. We have complied lists of these students and their countries in three files titles 'Exchange Students from 1972 to 1989', 'Exchange Students from 1989 to 2009' and 'Exchange Students from 2009 to 2015'. In each file we have tried to include some pictures for each file but we were unsuccessful for the early years. Of course, having digitized photos in the 21st century has made it easier to transfer this information.